We all have to deal with daily stress, and some of us are better than others at dealing with it. Though that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a natural part of modern-day life. Most of us experience the bulk of our stress at the workplace, which besides being generally bad for our own wellbeing, is also a known productivity killer. If your business is suffering from a lack of moral and extremely long turn-around times, then your trusty workforce is likely suffering the effects of built up stress; and reducing it will likely have a positive impact on your company. So, to help you with that, here are some tested techniques which are known to limit the stress felt by your employees.
Set Clearly Defined Goals
Be open with your employees about the goals of the business, and what their role in that journey is supposed to be. This not only gives them a solid idea of exactly what you expect from them, but will also give them piece of mind and focus when conducting these tasks. An employee that can see their own progress to your goals, and the difference that they have made, will also feel more motivated and accountable, which will limit the stress they feel significantly.
Keep the Workspace Flexible and Dynamic
Creating a work environment which continually engages and motivates your employees can be difficult, especially with a competitive promise of other work opportunities hanging over their heads. Having said that, many of your employees will prefer a static office environment to foster their productivity, which also allows them to leave the workday’s stress at the office. However, you might find that some of your employees flourish when working in an environment of their choice, and it is the provision of the choice that is key. A flexible workplace such as that will not only ensure that you keep your trained and experienced employees, but will also give them the means to better manage their stress in the environment of their choice.
Stop Multitasking Now
While many people out there will boast their ability to multitask as some sort of otherworldly form of intelligence, the brutal truth is that no human being on the face of the planet is actually able to multitask completely. In fact, the pressure we put on ourselves to concentrate when doing it is one of those latent stresses that no one seems to notice, and can account for a great deal of it. So, if you want a happier and more productive workforce, insist that they concentrate on one task at a time, and let them give it their undivided attention.
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By Brad Porter